Natural Dairy Products Corporation was started in 1994 by Ned MacArthur and his father Norman. Ned had quit milking cows a year earlier because of low milk prices and the frustration that there was no system by which farmers could sell milk organically. Ned and Norman teamed up with four organic dairy farmers in Lancaster County, PA and created a whole system in which grass-fed organic milk could be produced, transported, processed and packaged, independently of the huge, volume based milk industry. Strict adherence to organic principles and a dedication to high quality were the rules, which Ned, Norman and the farmers demanded of each other.
Natural Dairy Products Corporation is the producer of Natural By Nature organic, grass-fed, and low temperature pasteurized dairy products. The happy herds roaming the local countryside represent the many family farms that work hard every day to feed us, and we remain so very thankful for the work ethic and stewardship practices of the farms that provide us with Natural By Nature’s selection of dairy products, which score very well on Cornucopia Institute’s illuminating Dairy Scorecard.
The Natural by Nature brand truly exemplifies what consumers believe they are investing in when they purchase organic dairy products. It is a family-owned business that procures 100% of its milk from family-owned farmers. Natural Dairy Products now supports over 35 family-owned and operated farms, three of which are the original pioneering farms.
Their Mission is Both Simple and Ambitious:
To promote and support organic farming and the sustainable use of our natural resources; to produce foods that benefit consumers and farmers alike; to use the principles of grass-based dairy production as a means to improve the quality of our products; to maximize the health of our cows, and protect our watersheds; and to make a living for our families, based on these strongly held principles.